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 Join us on Saturday November 9th, 2019 for the 24th Annual Induction Dinner at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA.

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We are so fortunate to be returning to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to celebrate with the Class of 2019 and join with Fellows, their guests and our newest inductees at the 24th Annual Induction Dinner on Saturday November 9, 2019.

Since our last visit in 2013, the Museum has continued its development and expansion on the second and third floors of the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion with the Arsenal of Democracy exhibit and the revamped D-Day Invasion Galleries. The awe-inspiring displays in the US Freedom Pavilion, of WWII aircraft and war machines, will be the backdrop once again for our dinner and Induction ceremony. In addition, we will welcome back the Victory Bells for another outstanding performance.

One final exciting twist and announcement, The National WWII Museum now boasts a beautiful brand-new hotel located just across the street. The Higgins Hotel will open to the public in October of 2019 and we have secured a room block for our guests.

A link to a map of the museum campus can be accessed here.

The College has secured a room block at the Higgins Hotel, a brand new hotel on the campus of the WWII Museum, which is scheduled to open in early October. Reservations can be made using the following link: https://reserve.higginshotelneworleans.com/groups/clel. The room rate will be $269/night. In addition to the Higgins, we’ve identified a few other hotel options that are close to the Museum. Please note - we have not negotiated any room rates or secured a block of rooms at these hotels. This is for your convenience only.

Renaissance New Orleans Arts
700 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA
504-613-2330
  Loews New Orleans Hotel
300 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA
504-595-3300
  Intercontinental New Orleans
444 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
504-525-5566

Rooms will also be available through the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s room block at their headquarter hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Reservations open in mid-August and we’ll share the necessary information in the August newsletter.

Formal invitations to the Induction Dinner will be mailed the end of August. Please contact Jen Motley at 410-972-4712 or jmotley@laborandemploymentcollege.org with any questions.


Register now for the College’s November CLE Event in New Orleans!

2019 Retrospectives on Labor and Employment Law

Join us for a fascinating journey of the past fifty years of Labor and Employment Law. Our tour guides are acclaimed veterans in the field, with almost 150 years of combined experience between them, each having been involved in critical and iconic developments that are still relevant today.  Their enduring reputations are exceeded only by the scope of their achievements as trailblazers in the field of labor and employment law.  Professor Cynthia Nance will moderate the discussion as tour guides Ted St. Antoine, Chai Feldblum and Peter Hurtgen share experiences and recollections gained in landmark cases, ground-breaking negotiations, and historic mediations which left an indelible mark on the field of labor and employment law.

Saturday, November 9th from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
at The Loews Hotel, 300 Poydras St, 10th Floor, New Orleans, LA (please note this is a new address)

RSVP is necessary for admission.  Seating is limited.  Please contact Jennifer Motley at
Phone:  (410) 972-4712 or Email: jmotley@laborandemploymentcollege.org

Moderator – Cynthia E. Nance, University of Arkansas, School of Law. Professor Nance is Dean Emeritus and the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law.  She is the 8th Circuit Member of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary since 2016, represents the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section in the House of Delegates and serves on the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission.

  • Ted J. St. Antoine - James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI.  In addition to serving as Dean of the Law School from 1971 to 1978, Professor St. Antoine has been a labor arbitrator for over 40 years and is the editor of the National Academy of Arbitrators' “The Common Law of the Workplace: The Views of Arbitrators.
  • Chai R. Feldblum, Morgan Lewis, Washington, DC.  Ms. Feldblum served as a Commissioner of the EEOC from 2010 to 2019, where she pioneered work in covering LGBT people under existing sex discrimination laws and served as the lead drafter and negotiator of the Americans Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
  • Peter J. Hurtgen, Curley Hurtgen & Johnsrud, LLP, Menlo Park, CA - Mr. Hurtgen has served as a Member of the NLRB, NLRB Chairman, and as Director of the FMCS.  In his role as FMCS Director, he was involved in mediating settlements in numerous nationally significant negotiations and tried the landmark case of Faragher vs. Boca Raton.